As many Filipinos turn to online work for employment, one type of job, in particular, is seeing an increase in demand. This type of job is the online technical assistant job. An online technical assistant assists clients in various administrative and technical tasks. Some of their other duties and responsibilities include:
- Provide technical assistance to other engineers and technicians.
- Answer and respond to customer inquiries.
- Schedule meetings with clients.
- Perform tests and repairs on electronic items, products, and machinery.
- Setting equipment parameters and typing up reports to the company manager.
With these duties and responsibilities comes an appropriate salary. An entry-level full-time online technical assistant job has a salary range from Php 18,000 to Php 20,000. An expert-level online technician can expect to earn as much as Php 45,000.
These may not seem much, but add in the fact that you’re not commuting anymore makes an online technical assistant job very enticing. If you’re still on the fence about sending your application for technical assistant, then continue reading this article. In this article, I will show why your skills and experiences suit an online technician job.
An Online Technical Assistant Job is both Convenient and Safe
I think this is one of the first things we consider when applying for a job. For some Filipinos, given our present dilemmas, having a job that pays isn’t enough. It must also be one where the risk of getting infected with Covid is low. And you also don’t need to worry about the horror that is commuting in the Philippines.
Applying to online technical vacancies solves both of these problems. Because it’s a remote work setup, you don’t need to wake up early and commute anymore. And because you don’t need to go to an office, at least not every day, you also lessen the risk of being infected.
The advantage of not needing to commute to work deserves special mention. Because of the pandemic, commuting is both more challenging and riskier today. Being an online technician allows you to avoid these challenges and instead focus on helping your clients.
You Know Your Way Around Computers
Yes, I know that this is common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is a sense that isn’t common. For an online technical assistant, proficiency in tools such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel is necessary. You also need to be proficient in online communication tools such as Skype, Google Meet as well as Zoom.
If your skills in a computer don’t just end in using Microsoft Office tools and online communication tools, then congratulations. Because knowing how to solve simple computer problems will make you an invaluable technical assistant.
An Adaptable and Disciplined Mindset is Important in this Job
Two of the skills required for an online technical assistant job are adaptability and discipline. Why is this the case, you may ask? Because, unlike a traditional office setup, being an online technician provides a lot of flexibility and independence to you. This setup allows you to accomplish your tasks with the method that best suits you.
Unfortunately, all this flexibility and independence can be too much for some remote workers. Because you don’t have a strict schedule anymore, it’s easy to procrastinate and forget about your deadlines. Being adaptable and disciplined enables you to adjust to these changes quickly and stick to your new schedules without too many problems.
You Possess Good Communication Skills
Another key trait that is sought-after in the field of online technical assistants is good communication skills. Being a technical assistant requires you to communicate with a variety of clients. Not all of these clients will be even-tempered, patient, or considerate. But if you’re capable of assisting these people, being an online technical assistant may be the job for you.
A subset of good communication skills is English proficiency. Yes, I know we Filipinos have a reputation, for better or worse, with English. Being a proficient English speaker allows you to converse with both your bosses and clients with ease. If you’re confident in your English, then an online technical assistant job isn’t that far off for you.
And there you have it. These are just a few reasons why your skills as a remote worker are perfect for an online technical assistant job. Being an online technician isn’t for everyone. But if you have the skills and preferences mentioned above, then why not give it a shot?